Archive | August, 2010

Hoisting the flag of resistance

August 31, 2010

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John Rankin of Hartford’s Theological Education Institute remains steadfast. Rankin, a man of gentle persistence and stubborn patience, is revving up his pressure the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, which plans on burning the Qur’an on September 11.

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Saying No to Burning the Koran: Follow-up

August 30, 2010

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Some Christians are speaking out against the Dove World Outreach Center’s plan to burn the Qur’an this upcoming September 11 — but, as Jennifer S. Bryson indicates, we need more than tut-tut position statements.

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Loving Muslims and saying no to book burnings

August 25, 2010

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It’ll be a nation-wide movement … No-no. That’s too small. Make it hemispheric … better yet, outright global: a pan-cultural, pan-continental, pan-societal, pan-everything human wave sweeping through North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, Greenland, and Antarctica.

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Who Needs Vegas When We’ve Got A Big Bad Shindig in Connecticut?

August 23, 2010

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This is a happening: A must-must-must event, a rare day of entertainment and networking. I can just feel the gathering wind of intellectual and spiritual power even as I speak. Flee the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun slot machines. Everyone who is anyone will flock to the “there” that is genuinely there: St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran Church at 1125 Stafford Avenue in Bristol on August 27, where Creedible.com will host its first annual celebration. There will even be music and entertainment – and no one needs to rent a tux or a glittering dress.

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Hiding behind “holy” propaganda

August 19, 2010

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I quake as I ponder the questions: Is the Family Research Council genuinely pro-life? Is it even pro-family? Are we witnessing one more case study in which the Religious Right sacrifices principles on the altar of political expediency?

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Uh … er … ummm …

August 9, 2010

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It was a scene of devastation, a veritable slaughterhouse. You could almost hear the silent screams of brain cells as they met their doom.

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